This page presents the geographical name data for Erratic Point in Antarctica, as supplied by the US military intelligence in electronic format, including the geographic coordinates and place name in various forms, latin, roman and native characters, and its location in its respective country's administrative division.
Feature Name (see definition): Erratic Point
Feature Class (see definition): Summit
Country Code (see definition): AQ (Antarctica)
Feature ID (see definition): 4579
Primary Latitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
53° 04' 00" S
Primary Longitude in degrees, minutes, and seconds (see definition):
073° 22' 00" E
Primary Latitude in decimal degrees (see definition): -53.0666667
Primary Longitude in decimal degrees (see definition): 73.3666667
Elevation (see definition): No data
Decision Year (see definition): 01/01/1957
Description (see definition): A small, moss-covered point at the head of South West Bay, 1.3 mi NE of Cape Gazert, on the W side of Heard Island. The German Antarctic Expedition (GerAE) in 1902 charted a cape in this vicinity, from the summit of Mount Drygalski, and applied the name "Kap Lerche." In November 1929 the British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition (BANZARE) under Mawson charted a small point in this position and applied the name Erractic Point because of the large number of massive erractic boulders encountered there. The Australian National Antarctic Research Expeditions (ANARE) was unable to find any significant feature in this immediate area during their 1948 survey of the island, hence the name Erratic Point was retained by them for this small point.
Date Created (see definition): No data
Date Edited (see definition): No data